Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in California. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 98,480 $13.17 $16.97 $35,300 2.3 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,490 $31.58 $36.00 $74,880 2.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,370 $35.08 $41.32 $85,950 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 $21.70 $21.06 $43,810 3.4 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $25.66 $32.64 $67,900 8.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $33.81 $35.81 $74,480 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $35.38 $38.57 $80,230 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $31.63 $32.00 $66,560 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $24.09 $28.09 $58,430 5.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $36.36 $35.59 $74,040 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 280 $32.51 $38.73 $80,570 5.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 70 $34.63 $34.15 $71,030 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $32.55 $34.43 $71,610 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $34.16 $35.21 $73,230 5.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $34.86 $38.71 $80,510 5.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $18.84 $20.83 $43,330 3.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $83,470 3.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 170 $44.40 $44.55 $92,670 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 210 $16.36 $16.43 $34,170 3.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 120 $14.12 $15.49 $32,220 6.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $28.45 $30.41 $63,260 4.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 300 $13.68 $15.17 $31,550 9.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $20.70 $21.48 $44,670 2.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,350 $24.28 $27.59 $57,380 3.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $18.47 $24.54 $51,040 10.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $20.91 $22.30 $46,390 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $28.29 $26.78 $55,700 10.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation (6) $32.93 $32.67 $67,960 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $23.42 $24.73 $51,440 4.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 50 $35.48 $37.60 $78,210 6.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $16.54 $17.64 $36,680 3.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 150 $19.16 $22.35 $46,490 14.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $31.81 $35.69 $74,240 9.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 350 $22.57 $25.55 $53,150 4.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $35.39 $42.44 $88,280 21.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $24.99 $35.15 $73,100 15.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $13.05 $20.54 $42,730 3.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,050 $26.46 $28.78 $59,860 6.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 230 $30.92 $32.56 $67,730 6.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 150 $24.73 $27.13 $56,430 12.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $18.23 $19.04 $39,600 5.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $29.46 $30.67 $63,800 4.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $28.95 $33.14 $68,930 12.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $27.80 $31.28 $65,050 5.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (6) $25.90 $28.78 $59,860 12.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,930 $26.76 $26.57 $55,260 5.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $30.96 $29.72 $61,820 4.9 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 40 $27.80 $26.66 $55,450 11.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 130 $20.99 $21.54 $44,800 12.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 430 $30.74 $30.58 $63,600 2.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers (6) $21.51 $25.94 $53,950 24.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 110 $28.23 $27.95 $58,140 2.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 $28.10 $29.34 $61,030 4.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $30.00 $29.68 $61,730 2.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 190 $13.60 $14.89 $30,960 4.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $18.80 $19.33 $40,200 7.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $18.09 $19.44 $40,440 4.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $17.66 $18.99 $39,500 6.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 930 $26.67 $28.91 $60,140 6.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $16.82 $20.31 $42,250 6.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (6) $27.42 $32.15 $66,860 3.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 $21.53 $21.82 $45,380 11.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 100 $24.86 $24.58 $51,120 7.2 %
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists (6) $30.82 $28.56 $59,400 10.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $20.85 $23.26 $48,370 13.3 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,070 $17.38 $19.91 $41,410 10.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $18.94 $20.34 $42,310 20.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 70 $13.67 $19.03 $39,590 11.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $12.05 $12.91 $26,850 6.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $27.82 $24.31 $50,570 13.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (6) $14.67 $15.97 $33,220 8.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $10.12 $11.83 $24,610 6.8 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $23.24 $23.29 $48,440 8.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations (6) $24.53 $31.09 $64,670 15.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $48.39 $56.12 $116,730 11.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (6) $23.24 $20.61 $42,860 13.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (6) $9.74 $10.45 $21,740 12.2 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 80 $23.59 $24.67 $51,320 12.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,400 $21.17 $21.54 $44,810 4.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 (4) (4) $49,090 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,560 (4) (4) $48,780 3.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 310 (4) (4) $52,980 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 830 (4) (4) $49,050 4.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $51,150 5.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (6) (4) (4) $54,410 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (6) (4) (4) $55,850 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 70 $14.93 $17.23 $35,830 11.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 190 $11.35 $12.41 $25,800 7.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $14.20 $17.84 $37,100 15.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (6) $29.90 $26.22 $54,530 9.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 860 (4) (4) $22,840 4.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 920 $14.19 $16.39 $34,100 5.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $9.93 $9.90 $20,580 4.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $17.52 $18.14 $37,730 3.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 (4) (4) $29,400 15.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $23,720 18.4 %
27-3010 Announcers 40 $10.85 $11.96 $24,880 11.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 50 $16.10 $17.46 $36,320 2.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $17.34 $18.58 $38,640 6.8 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $19.74 $21.69 $45,120 9.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $30.99 $29.71 $61,790 5.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (6) $10.22 $12.24 $25,460 6.5 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $9.16 $11.45 $23,820 14.8 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (6) (6) (6) (6) (6)
29-1020 Dentists 60 (5) $84.07 $174,870 9.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $44.79 $43.22 $89,890 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) $61.20 $60.79 $126,440 8.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) (5) $90.31 $187,840 12.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 50 $68.34 $77.14 $160,450 15.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $35.92 $47.99 $99,820 20.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $22.96 $30.31 $63,040 10.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $37.53 $34.91 $72,600 6.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $26.11 $26.11 $54,320 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $23.21 $19.93 $41,450 8.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $37.74 $35.96 $74,800 7.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $20.66 $21.52 $44,770 6.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $20.21 $19.51 $40,580 6.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $15.17 $14.92 $31,020 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (6) $13.85 $13.95 $29,020 4.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $10.53 $10.94 $22,760 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $16.34 $16.76 $34,860 2.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $13.39 $13.88 $28,880 6.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 230 $8.93 $9.75 $20,280 13.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 30 $28.64 $27.58 $57,370 3.8 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,050 $10.72 $12.17 $25,310 4.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 390 $8.04 $8.23 $17,110 1.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $18.69 $18.69 $38,880 5.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $12.26 $13.97 $29,050 12.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $17.45 $17.73 $36,880 2.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $9.64 $9.74 $20,260 4.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 170 $9.05 $9.63 $20,030 7.0 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,690 $23.78 $22.29 $46,360 4.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $35.65 $35.71 $74,280 4.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 200 $27.13 $28.13 $58,520 3.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 400 $12.62 $15.03 $31,270 6.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $28.39 $28.20 $58,670 5.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 940 $25.26 $25.58 $53,200 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 480 $13.46 $15.73 $32,720 10.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11,270 $7.83 $8.63 $17,950 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 140 $13.14 $14.45 $30,050 4.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 620 $10.82 $12.18 $25,320 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (6) $7.97 $8.11 $16,870 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $11.26 $12.44 $25,880 6.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 880 $9.94 $10.05 $20,910 1.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $9.84 $9.84 $20,470 4.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 790 $8.06 $8.67 $18,030 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 560 $7.35 $8.18 $17,020 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,590 $7.30 $7.76 $16,140 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 480 $7.47 $7.81 $16,250 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,050 $7.23 $8.11 $16,870 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 660 $7.26 $7.75 $16,130 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 740 $7.67 $7.76 $16,140 1.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $7.58 $7.81 $16,240 2.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,300 $8.97 $10.78 $22,430 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $10.91 $12.28 $25,530 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $19.40 $19.79 $41,160 4.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,060 $9.24 $10.46 $21,750 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,320 $7.94 $8.22 $17,100 1.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 30 $15.71 $16.36 $34,030 4.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,490 $11.15 $12.05 $25,060 5.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,440 $8.81 $10.93 $22,730 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $15.42 $16.85 $35,050 7.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $8.82 $11.23 $23,350 2.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $7.09 $7.53 $15,660 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 220 $7.42 $7.90 $16,430 3.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $10.31 $12.82 $26,670 16.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $8.08 $8.68 $18,050 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 390 $8.35 $8.62 $17,920 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 330 $15.99 $16.67 $34,680 4.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 630 $8.20 $8.92 $18,560 3.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,910 $9.60 $13.78 $28,670 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,100 $17.33 $17.93 $37,290 2.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 $26.21 $29.74 $61,870 5.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,230 $8.34 $10.34 $21,520 3.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $8.28 $10.29 $21,400 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $12.52 $13.83 $28,770 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,800 $8.38 $10.51 $21,860 3.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $18.11 $19.34 $40,240 4.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 $23.93 $26.63 $55,390 9.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $39.25 $48.20 $100,260 18.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $11.24 $11.74 $24,430 3.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $24.99 $28.14 $58,520 9.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $14.67 $19.41 $40,380 7.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $8.55 $10.50 $21,850 10.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 140 $38.17 $47.88 $99,600 11.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 120 $9.73 $10.21 $21,230 1.6 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16,750 $12.25 $13.35 $27,770 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,040 $17.70 $19.21 $39,960 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 150 $9.85 $11.20 $23,300 7.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $13.27 $13.69 $28,470 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $12.64 $12.64 $26,290 4.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,820 $13.76 $14.08 $29,280 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $12.93 $13.59 $28,270 2.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $19.24 $20.51 $42,670 10.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 640 $10.31 $10.70 $22,260 4.2 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 40 $14.76 $16.55 $34,410 6.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 900 $11.86 $13.05 $27,150 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $9.86 $10.35 $21,520 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 410 $8.62 $8.86 $18,430 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $13.28 $14.23 $29,590 6.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (6) $13.15 $13.71 $28,510 6.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 130 $11.39 $11.69 $24,310 2.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 230 $11.69 $12.36 $25,700 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $18.26 $17.51 $36,420 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 740 $10.00 $10.81 $22,490 4.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (6) $9.56 $9.73 $20,230 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $19.81 $20.50 $42,640 4.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $16.36 $16.57 $34,470 4.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $16.19 $16.35 $34,010 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 $10.04 $11.00 $22,890 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,200 $10.48 $11.93 $24,810 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 940 $16.37 $17.00 $35,360 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (6) $15.28 $15.85 $32,980 6.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $12.70 $13.18 $27,420 5.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,170 $12.52 $13.05 $27,150 2.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $15.05 $15.65 $32,560 9.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $15.63 $15.95 $33,180 6.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 40 $15.63 $16.50 $34,330 9.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 90 $12.34 $13.00 $27,030 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,580 $10.57 $11.48 $23,870 2.8 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1,570 $7.89 $8.68 $18,050 3.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 110 $8.12 $8.63 $17,940 1.9 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,070 $18.42 $18.74 $38,990 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $27.42 $28.09 $58,420 2.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,250 $18.49 $18.45 $38,370 9.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 100 $16.72 $16.79 $34,920 6.6 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 30 $20.38 $20.35 $42,330 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 280 $19.49 $18.61 $38,720 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 890 $14.59 $15.99 $33,250 4.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $30.16 $26.16 $54,410 8.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $24.14 $24.17 $50,280 3.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 220 $18.22 $18.97 $39,460 6.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 90 $20.52 $19.78 $41,150 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $24.53 $23.15 $48,150 3.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $15.56 $15.59 $32,430 4.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 380 $14.90 $15.04 $31,270 2.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $21.23 $21.18 $44,060 3.6 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 130 $18.42 $17.69 $36,800 7.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $15.48 $15.51 $32,260 4.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (6) $17.93 $17.31 $36,000 6.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (6) $17.86 $19.41 $40,370 11.2 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $10.72 $11.40 $23,720 4.4 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $10.51 $11.59 $24,110 10.3 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 80 $14.92 $14.70 $30,570 14.9 %
47-3014 Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 50 $12.10 $12.33 $25,640 7.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $10.93 $11.83 $24,610 7.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $23.16 $23.00 $47,830 4.6 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (6) $9.27 $9.62 $20,000 5.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $18.35 $19.02 $39,560 4.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,580 $16.80 $18.11 $37,660 4.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $27.28 $27.84 $57,910 5.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $11.77 $12.34 $25,670 9.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 220 $24.36 $24.42 $50,800 4.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $14.51 $14.05 $29,220 3.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 40 $19.60 $18.06 $37,560 8.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $16.94 $18.76 $39,020 8.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $15.36 $16.74 $34,810 6.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $16.57 $17.82 $37,060 6.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $22.37 $22.54 $46,880 2.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $9.00 $9.44 $19,640 4.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 100 $28.00 $28.30 $58,860 6.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $24.12 $24.20 $50,330 12.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 120 $13.91 $14.18 $29,500 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $23.57 $21.17 $44,040 6.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 900 $12.68 $13.49 $28,060 4.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $23.78 $23.96 $49,840 5.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (6) $21.15 $21.07 $43,830 7.2 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $9.39 $9.65 $20,080 4.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,300 $11.93 $14.13 $29,400 3.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 370 $20.92 $22.35 $46,480 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 150 $10.12 $10.25 $21,320 2.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 430 $9.78 $10.60 $22,050 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $11.96 $11.91 $24,770 3.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $19.28 $17.91 $37,240 2.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.83 $16.72 $34,770 5.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $11.82 $11.79 $24,530 2.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.37 $12.77 $26,550 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $8.74 $10.41 $21,650 2.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $15.44 $14.88 $30,940 4.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $12.95 $12.87 $26,760 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 210 $17.30 $18.97 $39,450 8.7 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers (6) $14.28 $13.30 $27,670 7.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $22.17 $22.15 $46,070 4.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $13.32 $15.07 $31,340 6.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.02 $15.47 $32,180 7.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $17.43 $16.72 $34,770 4.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $14.31 $15.22 $31,670 7.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.87 $9.20 $19,150 4.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (6) $7.95 $7.95 $16,530 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 130 $9.88 $9.92 $20,640 1.8 %
51-6051 Sewers, Hand (6) $10.62 $10.98 $22,840 5.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $12.01 $12.91 $26,850 4.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 210 $19.40 $19.64 $40,840 3.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $11.04 $11.69 $24,310 2.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 90 $12.79 $13.77 $28,650 4.6 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (6) $12.28 $12.37 $25,730 4.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $9.83 $10.84 $22,550 2.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $16.56 $19.91 $41,410 14.5 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 110 $9.27 $9.49 $19,730 2.8 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4,930 $11.14 $13.28 $27,620 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $21.29 $23.65 $49,180 8.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $17.94 $18.91 $39,340 3.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 260 $13.86 $16.00 $33,280 9.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 170 $14.78 $14.78 $30,740 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $12.92 $13.49 $28,060 6.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 670 $17.14 $16.69 $34,710 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 630 $10.43 $11.49 $23,900 4.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $10.57 $11.32 $23,550 4.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $8.20 $8.52 $17,720 2.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $11.96 $13.21 $27,480 5.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.01 $8.21 $17,070 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 730 $9.32 $10.35 $21,530 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 800 $7.94 $8.51 $17,690 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $13.28 $13.59 $28,280 7.0 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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